Jun 7, 2018

Georgians put the boot in over PM's alleged use of bots

The clue is in the name; boot and bot are written the same way in the Georgian language. National media has reported that a post by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Facebook - regarding non-governmental organisations and the nation's justice minister - has received thousands of likes, many from people with non-Georgian names, leading to the suspicion such support is the work of online bots. In reprisal, people have been leaving boots alongside the names of accounts believed to be bots outside the prime minister's office. Broadcasting organisation, Radio Liberty, noted the PM's office has denied the use of bots. Not everyone agrees bots were involved, saying anyone can share their views.

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